, write an abstract (description/summary of your project) that answers the following questions, not listed one by one (like Question>>Answer, Question>>Answer), but in paragraph (more of a narrative) form. Describe your project to anyone potentially interested in your topic. Our free writes have been similar to this for the past week and a half or so, and the reason is that I really want you to think about how your research topic connects to you personally and why you care about it (even if that means writing about the fact that your research topic will lead to the kind of good job that you want). Repeating is fine, if the reflection clarifies our ideas to ourselves! Here are the questions to address, in narrative form, to post in the comment section below:
- How did you decide upon your research topic? Be specific.
- In what way do you feel personally connected to your topic (i.e. why do you care about it)?
- Provide a 1-2 sentence statement of what you want to teach your audience (the most important thing you learned in the Reflective Annotated Bibliography in Unit 2)
- What is the specific audience you are trying to reach (I know you’ve shared this with me, but I’m wondering if your ideas have changed or evolved since you started. “Everyone” is not a sufficient answer) and why they should care?
- The genre you are planning to write in and why you chose it (some of you have changed your genre)
- A plan – now that you’ve written your first draft, how do you think you can improve this project?
- Anything you might be worried about. What are your concerns about finishing this project?